It will come as no surprise, that over 80% of the population experience low back pain at some point in their life. Further, a survey of 31,000 golfers by the Titleist Performance Institute found that over 28% experienced low back pain after every round. Even tour professionals suffer the same fate; data suggests that over 30% play with low back pain.
Whilst most golfers carry low back pathology from other aspects of there life (e.g.: sedentary job, heavy lifting and poor posture) the golf swing can place unnecessary stress on the spine. Although the lower back is the source of pain it often isn’t the cause.